EORA 3D – High-Precision 3D Scanning

Hi, we are EORA 3D (◕‿◕)

Not long ago, we needed a 3D scanner that was both affordable AND highly-precise, but we were tired of waiting on others to build one, so we built one ourselves.

We’ve made the world’s first high-precision 3D scanner that is entirely powered by a modern smartphone. It lets you capture everyday physical objects and surfaces and turns them into high-quality 3D models, all on your phone, making it extremely affordable.

This is the 3D scanner we wanted. It’s smartpowerful and beautiful and we know you’ll love it, too.

 

A fundamentally new way to capture the world in 3D.

 

Extraordinary results.

Models accurate to sub-100 microns.

 

Meshed Scan

Normals

360 Degree Point Cloud

360 Degree Wireframe

 

As Seen In

 

“The EORA 3D Scanner Can Capture The Very Soul Of An Object” – John Biggs, TechCrunch

“The EORA 3D Is The Missing Piece Of Your Star Trek Replicator” – John Brownlee, FastCompany

“EORA 3D has approached the problem from a different angle” – Klint Finley, Wired

“hardware–and software–have all come together to make the world of digital design and 3D printing much more available to all” – Bridget Butler Millsaps, 3DPrint.com

“Resembles a tiny R2D2-like robot who is holding up a smartphone, attempting to reach out and 3D scan the entire galaxy in front of it” – Tyler Koslow, 3DPrintingIndustry.com

“Move one step closer to a Replicator with the EORA 3D Scanner” – Uncrate

EORA3D won one of the Innovations Of The Year 2016 – Popular Science 

Unlike Anything Else

Meticulously designed.

When we began work on the EORA 3D scanner, our goal was to make sure it was extremely precise and easy to use. We considered every element that defined professional 3D scanners – the processors, cameras, build quality, turntable design, projected light scanners and laser based scanners.

 

 

Sure, there are all kinds of 3D scanners today — from projected light scanners that connect via a tablet that are handheld and fast, to traditional flat-bed/turntable scanners that are too often slow and stationary — but none are accurate, unless you have $15,000 to spend. So we challenged ourselves to design and engineer a 3D scanner that not only was extremely precise and accurate but also fast, portable and affordable.

The solution, it turned out, was sitting in our pockets. By harnessing the power and optics of a modern smartphone, we knew we could reduce our part-count and invest instead in the one part that makes high-precision scanning possible — a green laser.

And by tapping into the potential of a modern smartphone, the result:

 

Works with iOS & Android

Compatible with both Android and iOS, the EORA 3D scanner connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and the EORA 3D App is FREE to download from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

FEATURES

An unprecedented sub-100 micron precision.
Feature size: > 500 microns.
Scans are captured in full color and rendered in-app on screen.

Scan up to a range of 1 meter (3 feet).
Based on a typical smartphone camera’s Field Of View this lets you capture an incredible 1 square meter (3 feet X 3 feet) in a single scan.
For objects that are larger, you can take multiple scans and stitch them in-app or on compatible desktop software.
A 1/4″ – 20 UNC thread is included in the bottom for easy mounting on tripods.

Eye Safe Class 2M Laser
Wavelength: 520nm
Glass Lens with Anti-Reflection coating

The most unique feature of the EORA 3D scanner is its green laser. Most consumer 3D scanners use a red laser, but digital camera CMOS sensors (like our eyes) are twice as sensitive to the green spectrum as they are to red. (It’s how we evolved to better spot predators in the brush.) This means you can scan in a variety of lighting conditions.

A green laser costs almost three times as much as a standard red laser. But when you have a smartphone that does all the heavy lifting, it allows us to save cost on the camera and processor and instead invest more in other areas like the laser optics and powerful algorithms for the app.

Bluetooth Turntable

360° scans

Unlike other 3D laser scanners, EORA doesn’t require a turntable (because the app stitches together multiple scans from various angles to create a full model). Turntables can make scanning smaller objects easier, however, so we created an optional companion wireless turntable that connects to EORA via Bluetooth.

App

Just Tap Scan

App-driven means you already know how to use the EORA 3D scanner. We designed the EORA 3D app to be simple, uncomplicated and useful. Just tap “Scan.”

Library is where all of your 3D models live, and with Dropbox integration built-in, you can load your existing 3D models or share the ones you have scanned.

 

All New Ways To Interact With Your 3D Models

Design & Manufacturing

When you first hold the EORA 3D Scanner, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The chassis is a single piece of extruded 6061 aluminium, which is necessary to maintain the rigidity of the entire system. To be precise down to 100 microns, it critical that there are no vibrations in the system, especially when the top section that encapsulates the laser module is continually moving.

Machined & Anodised

Over 35 lathe operations to tolerances of 25µ

Our product was “designed for manufacturing” from the very beginning. This meant designing the product and it’s components taking into consideration the limitations and capabilities of actual industrial equipment and processes, which in our case is CNC machines and surface treatments for aluminium. Of the seven major prototypes that we iterated through in the last 12 months, only three were 3D Printed, the rest were machined on the very machines that will mass manufacture your EORA 3D scanners. This upcoming batch of pre-mass manufactured units help us figure out a variety of things, such as the optimal cutting speed/feed rates and the overall manufacturing workflow.

Perks

More info here: eora3D

Bye,

 

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